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Final day! 25% off orders over $30 in Shop
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The holidays are right around the corner. Take 25 percent off orders over $30 in the Tigers Shop. Use the code BULLPEN and save big until tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Leyland confident Gardenhire right for Detroit
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Jim Leyland saw a little bit of himself in Ron Gardenhire, a scrappy player who had to pay his dues in the Minor Leagues and then coaching in the Majors before earning his chance to manage. Leyland saw how Gardenhire handled his players, got the most out of them, and handled the media. If Gardenhire […]

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Justice: Yankees, Stanton a powerful match
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This isn’t what the New York Yankees set out to do, and that’s what makes this thing so fascinating. They did not see Giancarlo Stanton as a necessity. They saw him as an opportunity.

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Sources: Yanks reach deal to acquire Stanton
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The Yankees have reached an agreement to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, who said early on Saturday morning that the parameters of a deal were “done.”

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Diekman honored with Hutch Award
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Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman has been selected as the recipient of the 53rd Hutch Award and will be honored on Jan. 24 in Seattle. Diekman is the first Rangers player to receive the honor.

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McCullers helps rescue dogs find new homes
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Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and his wife, Kara, have helped facilitate the transport of about 150 dogs and cats to California in recent weeks to new homes and new lives.

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Angels will be MLB's must-see team in 2018
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This is what happens when you put Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout together: You have baseball’s most interesting team. Say hello to your 2018 Los Angeles Angels.

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Ohtani's presence allows Angels to be creative
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Now that Japanese star Shohei Ohtani has chosen to bring his unique two-way talent to Anaheim, one significant question remains: How will the Angels use the right-handed pitcher/left-handed slugger?

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Gillick reflects on historic 2000 Winter Meetings
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While some in attendance at the 2000 Winter Meetings in Dallas remember it as the year of the ice storm, nearly everyone in the world of sports better recalls the bombshell deal that shook baseball and the Mariners’ contingent at the Loews Anatole Hotel where Major League executives were hunkered down riding out their own […]

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Mariners claim reliever Morin from Royals
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Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto reached into his past with the Angels on Friday, claiming right-handed reliever Mike Morin off waivers from the Royals. Morin pitched four seasons with the Angels until finishing last year with Kansas City.

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Mariners shift to Plan B with Ohtani off market
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With Shohei Ohtani casting his lot <a href=”https://www.mlb.com/mariners/news/shohei-ohtani-agrees-to-deal-with-angels/c-263134146″>with the American League West-rival Angels</a> on Friday, the Mariners are left to turn to Plan B now that general manager Jerry Dipoto’s primary offseason target is off the board.

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Coveted 2-way phenom Ohtani picks Angels
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In perhaps the coup of the offseason, the Angels have emerged as the winner of the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.

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